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Profile: Chad Moston

Q.Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born and raised in a suburb of Madison, WI. Q.What is your athletic background? I was born into a family that was big into athletics.  Both parents were … Continue reading

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I’ll be back!

In Mid- Spring 2010, I went on my first La Grange ride. As a kid typically would, I thought I’d show up and be the first person up Mandeville. I was dead wrong-lucky to be saved from oblivion by Trent … Continue reading

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Profile: Keith Peters

Q.Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in La Grande, Oregon, and grew up all over the world – I was an army “brat,” and moved eight times before I was twelve years old. … Continue reading

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The First Ride is Always the Toughest!

Growing up I was always a biking fan.  I subconsciously fell in love with the movies “Breaking Away” and “American Flyers.”  I even found watching Kevin Bacon as a bike messenger in “Quicksilver” interesting. So in 2010 I set off … Continue reading

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Profile: Julie Cutts

I am a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. I have lived there for almost 44 years. I always tell people that I was born, raised, and will probably die in Las Vegas. I own/run a small landscape/maintenance business which allows … Continue reading

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Once a Bike Racer, Always a Bike Racer

by Lisa Buckland I remember the first time I won a bike race.  It was Mothballs in Goleta in 1992.  I had just joined Coastline Racing.  I’d done a few collegiate races for UCSB prior to that race and had … Continue reading

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Transform Your Label

by Vance Macdonald Labels seem to be inescapable in our little cycling bubble.  “I am a climber” this, and “I am not a racer” that.  Although generally not a fan of these labels, I am as guilty as anyone of using … Continue reading

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How to Transform from a Track Sprinter to a Road Sprinter in Two Easy Steps

by Richard Kim 1. Start climbing. Real climbing. (the banking at the Velo Sports Center does not count) 2. In order to achieve an embarrassing level of mediocrity in Step 1., it helps to lose a few lbs. (the old joke at … Continue reading

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How I Inspired Evel Knievel

by Dean Smith This is a spring story—spring being the proverbial time when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of….cute girls. The year was 1960, and I was just a fourteen year-old idiot, mindlessly following my dumb stick. My … Continue reading

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My First Race

by Skip Nevell My first race would have been in 1958 or thereabouts. Don’t really remember. I rode out of Lynch Westwood Cyclery, Ed Lynch, Prop. Ed had been a member of the 1948 Olympic Team and was an active … Continue reading

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